Catholic Health Australia is warning dozens of aged care homes around Australia are on the verge of collapse due to the heavy drain on their already-strained finances created by the resurgence of COVID-19.
The federal health department is currently making improvements to the My Aged Care reporting template for residential and in-home and community aged care providers’ weekly reporting on resident and workforce COVID-19 vaccination status.
While Labor’s announcements in Anthony Albanese's budget reply speech last week are worthy initiatives, they stop short of the comprehensive plan we need for reform, according to La Trobe University's HAL SWERISSEN.
The Federal Government has claimed that its 2022/23 Budget offers “a record investment” in Australia’s health care system, including aged care, but aged care advocacy bodies have immediately slammed it for failing to address the crux of the current quality and workforce crises hampering the industry’s recovery.
The Northern Territory is rolling out the red carpet to international workers to help fill critical labour shortages. A new global advertising campaign will launch on March 24 in a bid to lure skilled and semi-skilled workers to the territory.
The Andrews Government’s five-days-paid-sick-leave trial for casual personal care workers, employed in private aged care, is an initiative that will strengthen the sector’s ability to protect vulnerable residents from illness, according to the Victorian branch of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF).
Macquarie Community College's new SKILLS4You program for migrant women, involves increasing participants' English language and literacy skills, understanding their level of employment readiness for local workplaces, setting specific employment-related goals, and working towards achieving them. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia is renewing its call for embedded pharmacists in residential aged care facilities, following worrying findings from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.